Botox is probably the world’s most popular non-surgical anti-aging treatment for the face. Among the various treatments available in dermatology, Botox has continued to remain one of the most recommended solutions by skin care experts worldwide ever since it was approved by the FDA in 2002. Dr. Steven Zimmet is an experienced dermatologist providing Botox treatment to suitable candidates in Austin, TX and surrounding communities.
How does Botox Work?
Botox is made from botulinum neurotoxin, which is among the most potent biological substances on this planet. Very tiny quantities of this toxin are used in a Botox dosage to address the aging signs on the face. The overactive muscles in the deeper layers of the facial skin can cause a wrinkle to form on the surface. Botox medication is injected directly into the targeted muscle using very fine needles. The medication works instantly to cause a temporary paralysis in the muscle.
The muscle relaxes immediately, and the wrinkle fades away naturally from the face. The effect remains in place as long as the impact of Botox lasts, and the muscle remains in a relaxed mode. The FDA has approved this treatment for the removal or reduction of frown lines on the forehead. In 2013, Botox also received FDA’s approval for the reduction of crow’s feet around the eyes. Many dermatologists also use Botox for lip enhancement and reduction of wrinkles and fine lines in other areas of the face.
Botox is widely popular as a cosmetic skin care solution because it reduces the wrinkles and fine lines without the need for any surgical incisions. People who are reluctant to opt for surgery as an option to treat facial signs of aging are usually best suited to consider Botox as a non-invasive injectable treatment alternative. Dr. Zimmet recommends Botox to such patients at his dermatology practice in Austin, TX.
The treatment with Botox is nearly painless and free of all the potential risks and side effects that may be typically associated with plastic surgery. However, the treatment must be performed only by a qualified and experienced Botox provider to ensure that the dosage is administered correctly and safely. In terms of affordability, Botox is the treatment of choice for many people who are unwilling to spend on a cosmetic surgery procedure that is not covered by health insurance.
Botox offers a major advantage for people who are very busy or cannot take much time off from work for an aesthetic procedure. A single Botox treatment session can be completed in less than an hour. There is no downtime involved, and most patients are ready to resume their regular activities immediately. Working people may even take a Botox appointment during the lunch break from work, and simply go back to work after the treatment.
Botox for Crow’s Feet
Crow’s feet refer to the fine lines that emanate from the far outside corners of the eyes. Allergan Inc., the manufacturer of Botox, presented a detailed study that showed the safety and effectiveness of Botox in reducing crow’s feet. In 2013, Allergan received the FDA’s approval for cosmetic reduction of crow’s feet.